November 28, 2014

Daniels retires after 28 years of service

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Dale Daniels recently retired as head custodian at Sterling Elementary after 28 years of service with the school district.
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STERLING — After 28 years with the Standish-Sterling schools, 24 of which were with Sterling Elementary, Dale Daniels retired as the head custodian for the elementary school on Jan. 8.

Sterling Elementary Principal Clinton Potts said he couldn’t emphasize enough how reliable Daniels was for him. He said that Daniels was always there, and he could always count on him to have the school ready on time.

“He was the rock of our school,” Potts said.

Potts said that Daniels was also very good with the students and formed relationships with them.

Matt LeBeau, the head of maintenance for Standish-Sterling schools, said that Daniels did a good job, and he never had to worry about things getting done at Sterling Elementary.

“He was a good guy to work with,” LeBeau said.

Daniels said that the companionship with the students was one of his favorite things about his work with Standish Elementary.

Since retirement, Daniels had a hip replacement that he is still recovering from, but he said he is doing well.

He said he plans to spend retirement riding his motorcycle and getting a lot of things done that he has put off for the last 30 years.

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